The Corner

Bob Herbert Compares ‘Disaster’ to Hurricane Katrina

Bob Herbert, a former New York Times columnist and current fellow at the left-wing Demos think tank, warned that the failures of Obamacare online exchanges could negatively affect the current administration as Hurricane Katrina did the Bush administration. Herbert called the rollout “a real disaster” and said that it made “the administration look incompetent.”

“If you remember with the George W. Bush administration, it wasn’t Iraq that ultimately caused his downfall in terms of how the public viewed him — it was the catastrophe in [Hurricane] Katrina where the administration and president looked incompetent,” Herbert said on MSNBC on Wednesday morning. “This could have long-term ramifications [for President Obama].”

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